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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-BJ12 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan 

This rulemaking action proposes to implement management measures included in the New England Fishery Management Council's Framework Adjustment 59 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (Framework 59) developed in response to new scientific information. The proposed action would set fishing years 2020-2022 specifications for 15 groundfish stocks, and fishing year 2020 total allocable catches (TAC) for the three U.S./Canada stocks: Eastern Georges Bank cod, Eastern Georges Bank haddock, and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder. This action would also revise the Georges Bank cod incidental TAC to remove the allocation to the Closed Area I Hook Gear Haddock Special Access Program, and as necessary in response to any new data coming from the Marine Recreational Information Program, address commercial/recreational allocation issues.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 648   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/29/2020  85 FR 32347   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/15/2020 
Final Action  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Michael Pentony
Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
55 Great Republic Drive,
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone:978 281-9283
Fax:978 281-9207